SAP By the Numbers: Nobody Told Us About These When We Were Young


You’re not going to be in the 1% but life in this career isn’t so bad either.

I started my career with a net pay of about 150 dollars.

I thought bumping up to $400 was going to be a life changing experience.

It was. Then I started to meet all of these jet setting SAP consultants.

This was about the time I realized that something was up.

We got to thinking about this again during a discussion on what careers were really “hot.” And of course, as with most hot jobs, people tend to also consider salary.

Well, the numbers are out and the numbers for SAP consultants are up.

How high  up? Let’s take a look at the publicly available numbers.

SAP ABAP Programmer: : $105,000 $70,000 – $120,000 $65,000 – $102,000

Someone asked this same question on  and the range was about $60,000 to $130,000 a year.

SAP Security: $97,000 $91,000 $82,000

These aren’t Wall Street type numbers but not everybody can be in Wall Street. Me and Leowell believe that any smart person can be in SAP.

If you were wondering (like we did),  how does this compare with other careers?

Well, the median United States household income was about $51,000 a year, or only about half of what an SAP consultant makes .

A dental hygienist made about $70,000 in 2013  and they need a special education and certification to be able to practice their jobs.

In the same industry, a C programmer will make about $77,000 a year.

We compiled these numbers by just going a Google search on different median incomes in various careers.

If you imagine yourself in a new career in the near future,  maybe a career in SAP is the way to go.

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